Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Hardware & Gadgets

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 06-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
iamback's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 4,894
Default It's better with Windows? Here's why *not*!

Today I wrote an Open letter to Asus on my blog. Comments are welcome, spam is not.

All new Asus models are announced with Windows only, and there's a campaign site (seemingly) by Asus claiming "It's better with Windows - here's why". "Seemingly" because while the movie portrays only Asus netbooks, the domain is actually owned by a small marketing firm (see the footnote on my blogpost for details); but then campaign sites (and email servers) set up by a marketing firm quite often are at domains owned by the marketing firm, not their client.

I posted links on identi.ca, two forums (one for Asus customers, one independent one by Eee Users), sent a mail to the owner of the marketing firm, and sent an email to the two contact addresses I was able to find on Asus sites (one of which didn't work!).

But regardless of who "owns" that campaign site, I stand by what I wrote: the claims there are simply FUD, and some of the presumed problems like "unfamiliarity" are Asus' own fault by putting clunky Xandros on the Linux netbooks, which is hard to configure and definitely unfamiliar to Linux, Windows and OS X users -- even though it's actually pretty easy to use (but that is another thing altogether).

Meanwhile, I'm considering which distro to put on my netbook now that I'm back... plenty of choice!

Marjolein Katsma
Look through my eyes on Cultural Surfaces (soon!), My ArtFlakes shop and Flickr.
Occasionally I am also connecting online dots... and sometimes you can follow me on Marjolein's Travel Blog
iamback is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTF on Windows and Mac - help! djb Fonts & Typography 9 01-05-2009 03:28 AM
ZTree for Windows and OS2 Andrew B. Software 4 10-16-2008 01:11 PM
BitFonter 3 (Mac, Windows) ktinkel Fonts & Typography 2 06-08-2007 05:45 AM
Windows Fax Utility dthomsen8 The Corner Pub 2 10-16-2006 11:26 AM
Windows XP Andrew B. Software 19 01-09-2006 05:43 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2019 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.